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NHS Providers Annual Conference 2022

15 November 2022 - 16 November 2022 Liverpool

This year’s theme is resilience with a focus on resilient services, resilient communities and resilience for the future. The conference will feature roundtables, expert case studies, interactive debate and the chance to connect with colleagues.

NHS Supply Chain session – Tuesday 15 November, 1:25pm

“Delivering a resilient national procurement and supply chain service and making it easier for the NHS to put patients first”.

With inflation currently at over 10%, and significant global supply chain challenges, maintaining a cost effective and resilient supply of medical products to support the recovery of care backlogs and deliver efficiencies is an imperative for Executives across the system. 

As part of the NHS, NHS Supply Chain know that supply chain resilience is fundamental to ensure clinicians have the products they need to provide safe and excellent patient care.

In this session hear about how NHS Supply Chain is addressing these challenges to support excellent patient care. Chris Holmes, Executive Director of Supply Chain, will be joined by NHS peers, Heather Tierney-Moore OBE, Chair of the Board of SCCL, the management function of NHS Supply Chain, and Simon Clarke, Managing Director, BSOL Procurement Collaborative and Procurement Lead – Birmingham and Solihull ICS. Reflecting on their experience, they will touch on the economic challenges and highlight examples of working in collaboration with the system to develop solutions which further improve the resilience of the national procurement and supply chain service in order to reduce the impact of risk for trusts.

Promoting Equality, Diversion and Inclusion through Procurement – Tuesday 15 November, 11:25am

Elisa Lamb, NHS Supply Chain: Hotel Services will join Mary Mundy and Paul McFarlane of Capsticks Solicitors LLP to discuss how EDI can be embraced and promoted through public procurement, alongside workforce and service delivery initiatives.

Elisa will discuss how public sector procurement and EDI can work hand in hand to deliver outcomes, specifically the maternity and cultural garments of the National Ambulance Uniform project and how procurement can deliver on more than just savings.


Our team will be available to speak to colleagues throughout the conference, please visit us at stand 10 to find out more about our services and key programmes such as;